Good Friday life junkies,
KEYS101:If you want to have lasting change in your life, you have to start with your body, and that includes changing the way you think so that what you let into your mind and the things you think about honor and acknowledge a power higher than you.
“Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and … put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness”. Ephesians 4:22-24
Notice that there’s a putting off and a putting on. Your health really comes down to stopping some stuff you need to stop doing and starting some stuff you need to start doing. Stop putting negative, hurtful things in your body, and start putting in things that edify.
Stop putting negative, hurtful things into your mind, and start watching and listening to things that edify and make you whole. In the renewal of your mind, you’ve got to put off before you can put on.
Let’s say you go shopping (I thought this was perfect) to look for a new pair of jeans. You find them and take them into one of those tight changing rooms. If you’re wearing a pair of jeans already, you don’t go in there and put the new jeans on over your old jeans. That would be stupid, because you’re not going to know if they fit. It makes sense to take off the old ones before you put on the new ones.
You’ve got to take off the old before you can put on the new. That’s true spiritually and emotionally and mentally.
I’m working on this myself. We all are “works in progress”! And, if not start now. Spring is a time of “REBIRTH”….